Sadly, it’s come down to this… I get a chunk taken out me me eventually, or I get some pepper spray and carry it religiously. Simply put, there are just way too many aggressive dogs out in the country and all it takes is one big meanie to spoil the fun for everyone!
I had some older bear spray but the can was pretty big for running and it was expired so I decided to browse Amazon and see what I could find. I ended up ordering the SABRE Red spray for runners. Thankfully, I haven’t had to use it yet, and I’ll be perfectly happy if I never do. I can’t yet vouch for the effectiveness of this spray on a psycho doggie, but it has tons of 5 star reviews on Amazon.com. I don’t know how it would do on a bear, but it’s said to be quite effective on human and other animal would-be attackers.
All I know is that it easily fits into a pouch on my Ultimate Direction Katoa hydration belt and is so light in the hand, I can almost forget it’s there. That’s about all I need… oh, and for it to work when needed most. SABRE has a good reputation for reliability so I’m not too concerned about that.